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Estonia in a Digital Baltic Sea Region, Tallinn 23 March

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Baltic Development Forum and Top of Digital Europe had the pleasure of co-organising the conference “Estonia in a digital Baltic Sea Region” together with the Estonian ICT Association, ITL, in connection to their 17th anniversary. In his keynote address, Flemming Stender, Director of Baltic Development Forum, presented the highlights from the 2016 State of the Digital Region report, which outlines…

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Towards a Cross-border Open Data Agenda

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Top of Digital Europe has launched a Discussion Paper “Towards a Cross-border Open Data Agenda – A Case for a macro-regional agenda on open government data in the Baltic Sea Region”. The aim is to initiate a debate on the vast potential for open government data across borders in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). It is a call to governments…

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Digital Talents in the Baltic Sea Region

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Do we recognize our digital talents? How can we design joint ecosystems to foster human capital excellence across the Baltic Sea region?  How can we keep talents in the region and compete effectively with global leaders? How to get from brain circulation to building capacity? These were some of the questions discussed by an expert panel on 16 June in…

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Workshop on Transnational Digital Collaboration

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BDF together with Estonia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs organised a workshop on transnational digital collaboration as part of a conference on Smart Specialisation Strategies in Sandviken, Sweden, 27th May 2016. The conference was organised by CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, PA Innovation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and Region Gävleborg. Smart Specialisation Strategies are tools for regional…

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The Swedish Way to a Digital Single Market – Round Table in Stockholm 3 May

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On 3rd May, BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” organised the seminar “The Swedish way to a Digital Single Market in the Baltic Sea Region” in Stockholm. The event was co-organised and hosted by Stockholm Business Region, and gathered national policy makers, ICT industry, academia and experts to discuss the digital strengths and challenges of the Baltic Sea Region with…

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Top of Digital Europe Hosted Round Tables in Finland and Estonia

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BDF and “Top of Digital Europe” was the co-organiser of an ICT Business Round Table in Helsinki on 12 Jan 2016, organized and hosted by Microsoft Finland. Participants were specially invited Finnish parliamentarians, policy makers and ICT industry. The topic for discussion was the potential for a digital single market of the Baltic Sea region: Could this region develop a…

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BDF in round table on digitisation with Estonia’s President Ilves

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President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, was guest of honor at the Confederation of Danish Industry on 6 November. The Confederation had invited selected partners, including BDF, to an exclusive business round table to discuss digitization and the Digital Single Market with the President. Estonia is well known as a digital frontrunner and President Ilves is personally warmly engaged in…

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Debate article: Digital growth through regional cooperation

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The Baltic Sea Region is world leading within the digital sectors. If we want to stay competitive in a globalised world, we should continue to stimulate international success in the area of information and communication technology. Therefore we need to strengthen the regional cooperation and remove barriers for growth. If we don’t, then we risk to loose our front line…

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Seminar identified challenges and opportunities for digital testbeds in the Baltic Sea Region

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On the 9th December Baltic Development Forum together with the Danish Business Authority gathered around 60 representatives in Copenhagen from across sectors in a one day conference to explore the concept of testbeds as a potential tool for digital growth in the Baltic Sea Region. The event presented participants with an overview of current trends in digital testing, brought forward…

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Registration is Open for the Big Data Conference

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The Big Data Revolution: Regional growth and business opportunities How to make business out of Big Data? How can Big Data boost regional growth and competitiveness? What kind of innovations comes out of giving small, adaptable entrepreneurs free access to data? What happens when we combine creative intelligence with data and social engineering across sectors and disciplines? Join our conference and…